Wisconsin Hospital Association: Mayo Clinic/University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Eau Claire Police Department

Wisconsin Hospital Association: Mayo Clinic/University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Eau Claire Police Department

Back injuries and injuries tied to over exertion are among the most common workplace maladies. They’re also a leading source of worker’s compensation claims, which costs employers and workers alike in terms of pain, money and productivity.

A partnership between the Mayo Clinic, the UW-Eau Claire and the Eau Claire Police Department could lead to reduced back injuries for officers, research opportunities for the university and its students, and reduced worker’s compensation costs for the clinic and the police department.

At a recent meeting of the WiSys Technology Foundation Board in Eau Claire, the partnership—which has already broadened into other areas, such as research into kidney disease—was described by Chancellor Jim Schmidt, Mayo Regional Executive Jason Craig and a mix of faculty, students and community leaders. Read the full Wisconsin Hospital Association article here.